Definition of leg-of-mutton sleeve in English:

leg-of-mutton sleeve


  • A sleeve that is full and loose on the upper arm but close-fitting on the forearm and wrist.

    • ‘I want my leg-of-mutton sleeves, and in addition to those I want my cutie chamois booties with the leopard-skin bows.’
    • ‘With its kangaroos and kookaburras, and leg-of-mutton sleeves and button boots, this is a timeless story about the warmth of family.’
    • ‘And then I saw another sleeve that was a big leg-of-mutton sleeve that the maids used to sew into the garments for eveningwear.’


leg-of-mutton sleeve

/ˌleɡəvˌmətn ˈslēv/